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Michael D. Heikkinen
Michael D. Heikkinen
Associate
Legal Assistant
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BIO

Michael studied at the University of Ottawa where he received his Baccalaureate in Social Sciences (Honours Criminology) in 2006 and his LL.B cum laude in 2010.

Following his call to the Bar, Michael practiced with a prominent litigation law firm in Ottawa where he gained significant experience in the areas of family law, personal injury and estates law. Michael then spent two years practicing in his home town of Thunder Bay, where he continued to sharpen his litigation skills by representing clients throughout Northwestern Ontario, including in remote fly-in courts. At present, Michael’s practice areas primarily include insurance litigation and family law.

Michael has both assisted and acted as sole trial counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has represented clients in a multitude of appearances before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, mediations and in private arbitrations pursuant to Ontario’s Arbitration Act.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (2011)

Law School

  • University of Ottawa

Education

  • University of Ottawa (LLB, 2010)
  • University of Ottawa (BSocSc with Honours in Criminology, 2006)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member – Advocacy Club (2012 – )

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English